West Nile Virus MWV19

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
West Nile virus entered the United States in 1999 and is now considered a seasonal epidemic that starts in the summer and continues into the fall. First isolated in Uganda in 1937, the virus can cause severe human meningitis or encephalitis in 1% of those infected. In 2007 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported 124 fatalities. The rapid spread of West Nile virus has put local and state mosquito surveillance programs on the front line of public health and disease preparedness. In...

Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON)

submitted by: dougramsey

Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network Attracts More Countries, Students, Sites

Biomaterials and How They Will Change Our Lives

submitted by: dougramsey

Talk by Robert Langer about "Biomaterials and How They Will Change Our Lives"

Depth Electrode Recordings in the Human Brain: Evidence for Pervasive Mirroring

submitted by: dougramsey

Talk by Marco Iacoboni about "Depth Electrode Recordings in the Human Brain"

COSMOS Discovery: Developing the Medical Treatments of Tomorrow Using Stem Cells

submitted by: dougramsey

Talk by Larry Goldstein about "Developing the Medical Treatments of Tomorrow Using Stem Cells"

A General Definition and Nomenclature for Alternative Splicing Events

submitted by: micha
Understanding the molecular mechanisms responsible for the regulation of the transcriptome present in eukaryotic cells is one of the most challenging tasks in the postgenomic era. In this regard, alternative splicing (AS) is a key phenomenon contributing to the production of different mature transcripts from the same primary RNA sequence. As a plethora of different transcript forms is available in databases, a first step to uncover the biology that drives AS is to identify the different...
Authors: Michael Sammeth, Sylvain Foissac, Roderic Guigó